Random House Mondadori To Publish Univision’s Gratas
This fall, another Univision news reporter will be hitting the bookshelves. Award-winning journalist and news anchor Enrique Gratas signed a deal with Mexico’s Random House Mondadori to publish his first book, El arte de la infidelidad (“The Art of Infidelity”).According to Random House Spanish business development director Erik Reisenberg, the book—which is scheduled to release this September in Mexico and the United States—takes an in-depth approach to a subject Hispanics do not discuss openly. “Gratas is uniquely qualified to tackle this kind of volatile subject matter in a thorough and objective manner,” said Reisenberg.
With over 30 years in journalism, Gratas became known in U.S. homes as the anchor of Telemundo’s television news magazine Ocurrió Así (“How It Happened”). Gratas left that show in 1999 to launch Última Hora (“Newsflash”) on Univision; the live TV news magazine is currently the second most popular newscast on Spanish-language television.
“Statistics show that infidelity is a serious problem in our society,” Gratas told Críticas, explaining that the subject is “not openly discussed because it continues being taboo.”
Gratas conducted his research for several months, reading published studies and surveys, and drawing upon stories people shared with him. “This book addresses many of the doubts [associated with infidelity] and will be very useful to those dealing with this problem,” said the author, describing his work as “real, dramatic, and novelistic.”
“Gratas has a unique ability to take difficult situations and turn them into learning experiences,” Reisenberg says of the author. Marketing for the U.S. release includes an interactive web page, www.elartedelainfidelidad.com, and an extensive author tour.
SOURCE: Criticas Magazine